Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health, 5th Edition
Written by renowned epidemiologists and public health experts, this unique text provides complete, concise coverage of epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health in clear, easy-to-understand terms. One convenient volume delivers must-know content in four complex areas—information that’s sure to be covered in today’s classrooms and on USMLE exams—presented with a clinical focus and real-life medical examples throughout. Depth of coverage, concise writing style, outstanding online review questions, a clinical emphasis … these features and more make Jekel's your go-to resource for learning, study, and review.
- Focuses on clinical problem solving and decision making using epidemiologic
concepts and examples.
- Contains more clinical cases throughout, including global examples.
- Offers expanded coverage of the impact of big data and precision medicine,
as well as an updated and reorganized biostatistics section.
- Features quick-reference boxes that showcase key concepts and calculations,
and dynamic illustrations that facilitate learning using a highly visual approach.
- Provides almost 300 multiple-choice chapter review questions and answers in print,
with additional questions and more online at Student Consult.
- Aligns content to board blueprints for the USMLE as well as the three specialties
certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine: Occupational Medicine, and
Public Health & General Preventive Medicine—and is recommended by the ABPM
as a top review source for its core specialty examination.
- Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you
to access all the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
- Evolve Instructor site, with an image and table bank as well as chapter overviews as
PowerPoints, is available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request
Section 1 – Epidemiology 1. Basic Epidemiologic Concepts and Principles 2. Epidemiological Data Measurements 3. Epidemiologic Surveillance and Epidemic Outbreak Investigation 4. The Study of Risk Factors and Causation 5. Common Research Designs and Issues in Epidemiology 6. Assessment of Risk and Benefit in Epidemiologic Studies 7. Understanding the Quality of Medical Data
Section 2 – Biostatistics 8. Describing Variation and Distribution of Data 9. Testing Hypotheses 10. Analyzing Relationships between Two Variables 11. Analyzing Relationships Between Multiple Variables 12. Using Statistics to Design Studies: Sample Size Calculation, Randomization, and Controlling for Multiple Hypotheses 13. Using Statistics to Answer Clinical Questions: Meta-analysis, Bayes Theorem and Predictive Values of Tests, and Decision Analysis Section 3 – Preventive Medicine 14. Introduction to Preventive Medicine 15. Methods of Primary Prevention: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 16. Principles and Practice of Secondary Prevention 17. Methods of Tertiary Prevention 18. Developing Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services
19. Chronic Disease Prevention 20. Prevention of Infectious Diseases 21. Prevention of Mental Health and Behavior Problems 22. Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health 23. Injury Prevention Section 4 – Public Health 24. Introduction to Public Health 25. The US Public Health System: Structure and Function
26. Improving Public Health in Communities 27. Disaster Epidemiology and Surveillance 28. Health Services Organization, Financing, and Quality Improvement 29. Health Care Organization, Policy, and Financing 30. Integrating Efforts for Clinical Care, Research, and Public Health Action – One Science, One Planet, One Health
Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Dorothea Wild, MD, MPH, Dr. Med, Associate Director, Combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT, Heidi D. Nelson, MD, MPH, MACP, Oregon Health& Science University, United States and David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Director, Yale-Griffin Preventive Research Center, Derby, CT